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[Site demo up] Complete website revamp WIP
« on: November 03, 2008, 06:29:24 PM »
I've been working on revamping the website entirely (new layout's still based on resource templates though), and here's a preview of the WIP:

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Updated WIP2:


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Here's a demo of the new layout; haven't gotten to change anything yet though.

http://quintessence-tbv.com/q-tbv_beta2.html

But I'm kinda liking the black background and the odd / small-framed website itself;
The website is aimed for the future purpose of attracting people who stumble across it from an ad or whatnot, and hence getting their attention is the first priority. I think the black background + condensed website immediately focuses the browser to the middle, and the odd design grabs their attention. Again, this isn't really for existing players as much as for the purpose of attracting new players, as I am trying to prepare for more separation from depending on RM creation forums. What'd ya guys think? D:


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First WIP
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[Heavy WIP; the menu selection's at the left side; I'll probably make graphic buttons for them.]


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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 06:43:57 PM »
Nice. I like that layout a lot better. But, being a hater of black backgrounds, I suggest using a screenie of The cliff at nightime in the background. It'd give the site a nice RM-Game feel.

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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 07:48:19 PM »
I second that, OR have some kind of borders for your layout (with carefully choosen colors).

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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 08:44:42 PM »
Hm, I tried the night one but it turned out surprisingly awkward. Changed some stuff here and there and hopefully it balances out:




This new layout is designed so that it can stand by itself as an ad spot instead of only having threads on forums do that. The "Download Game" panel will be there on the side for all pages, and the design overall has the goal of getting the player to download it as a first timer. :reivsmile:
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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2008, 08:23:09 AM »
What if you put a really dark picture of the cliff in the background, like really faded into black? Less distracting, but less boring than a plain black background.
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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2008, 09:45:02 AM »
Or just one of the panoramas?
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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2008, 10:39:38 AM »
Okay, I can't say I'm a fan of that design. It has a few odd things which I find very misplaced. Take a look at this.
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The X and scissors mark things I personally think should be gone. It makes the layout look bulky, and besides, it's pretty pointless to have there in the first place.
Even though the right frame, where the chapters are listed, would be best off gone, and putting the main menu or the pictures there (swap menu to left if that's the case).

Also, I have no reason I see why that small round icon fits above the bulky title bit. In general, just make it more rounded, with less bulks as it has now, in my opinion.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2008, 11:00:31 AM by Sarkilas »

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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2008, 10:58:11 AM »
Sarkilas has a point. It's not a very graceful shapeor design.
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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2008, 11:27:18 AM »
Or you could make a horizontal looping night time map, with a loopable sky paranorma, sorta like they do at a http://www.amaranthia.com/ it's simple to do in CSS, and if the map is a nice map, it looks really professional.

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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2008, 11:34:15 AM »
I like the search option. And I think the chapter listing is unnecessary - because perhaps you could list them in another page...The layout looks good - it has a "feel" for the game.

But I kind of miss the dark purple - it gives a more mysterious effect.

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Re: Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2008, 11:46:58 PM »
Ah, points taken. I'll play around with it - but I think at this point, I will only be able to do something about the background. By cutting off all the tutted parts, it would become a rectangle just like any other site. I sorta like the unsymmetrical design for some reason, it just feels artistic and perky. o: [To be honest I'm also very unknowledgeable at editing html so a lot of the restrictions came from frustration and time constraint. :P ]

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Re: new site demo
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 03:02:31 PM »
Here's a demo of the new layout; haven't gotten to change anything yet though.

http://freebirdgames.com/q-tbv_beta2.html

But I'm kinda liking the black background and the odd / small-framed website itself;
The website is aimed for the future purpose of attracting people who stumble across it from an ad or whatnot, and hence getting their attention is the first priority. I think the black background + condensed website immediately focuses the browser to the middle, and the odd design grabs their attention. Again, this isn't really for existing players as much as for the purpose of attracting new players, as I am trying to prepare for more separation from depending on RM creation forums. What'd ya guys think? D:
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Re: [Site demo up] Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 03:21:58 PM »
I like the layout. But honestly, whenever I see a flat black background, it annoys the crap out of me. Most of the time, I leave the site to avoid looking at it, XD Maybe have a soft dark looping texture in the background.

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Re: [Site demo up] Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2008, 03:24:55 PM »
I'm just wondering - are you making this using Photoshop and Slice Tool? :reivsmile:

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Re: [Site demo up] Complete website revamp WIP
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2008, 03:27:54 PM »
How about some brighter colors, and a less blurry picture?
This might hurt, it's not safe / But I know that I've gotta make a change / I don't care if I break,
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